This Mojitos Recipe is the best pitcher recipe for a crowd of people. If you’re throwing a summer party, you need this mint mojito recipe. Pitcher cocktails are a lifesaver for parties. Start with a mojito simple syrup, add the alcohol, and you’re ready to go!
I just love a good mojito. The fresh mint mixed with lime and bubbly carbonated water is such a tasty combination. It’s one of the most refreshing cocktails for summer (right up there with margaritas)!
- Sugar: Superfine sugar is cooked down to create a simple syrup that provides sweetness and helps balance the tartness of the lime juice.
- Mint: The key ingredient in mojitos that gives them their distinctive and refreshing flavor. It adds a pleasant herbal and cooling taste to the cocktail.
- Rum: White rum is the primary alcohol used in mojitos. It contributes to the drink’s tropical character and provides a rich and smooth base flavor.
- Lime Juice: Adds tanginess and acidity to the drink. It brightens the flavors and complements the sweetness of the sugar and the freshness of the mint.
- Club Soda: Gives the mojitos a bubbly and fizzy texture. It adds a refreshing element to the cocktail and helps dilute the strong flavors of rum and lime juice, making the drink more enjoyable and thirst-quenching.
Pro Tip: Muddle a bit of fresh mint in the bottom of the cocktail glasses before serving to give these mojitos an even fresher taste!
Variations on Mojitos
The type of rum you choose to use in your mojitos recipe can greatly impact the final taste. White rum (aka light rum or clear rum) is the classic choice for a mojito due to its mild flavor and light color. Gold rum or flavored rum are great choices if you’re looking for a bit more flavor. I like coconut, citrus, mango, or pineapple rum when I’m feeling fruity.
You can change up the flavor profile of this drink even more by swapping out the lime juice for a different citrus, like lemon or grapefruit. The mint can be swapped for basil, rosemary, or even cilantro. And you can add a bit more flavor by swapping out the club soda for lime or lemon-lime seltzer or soda.
A mojito is typically made with white rum. However, you can use any clear alcohol, such as tequila, vodka, or gin, to make a variation on a mojito.
A mojito is traditionally served in a highball glass with muddled mint in the bottom, lots of ice, and a garnish of fresh mint and a lime wedge.
Mint leaves are full of antioxidants, and lime juice contains vitamin C. However, due to the inclusion of rum and simple syrup, mojitos are also high in sugar and calories. Enjoy them in moderation as part of a healthy diet.
Club soda is the traditional choice, but plain or lime sparkling water also works well. I do not recommend using tonic water, as it can be too bitter!
Spearmint is the best choice for a mojito because it has a light and sweet flavor Apple mint is also a good choice. Peppermint will work, but it has a much stronger, mintier flavor that some might associate with toothpaste. If you don’t have mint, try a different herb, like basil or cilantro!
How to Store
If you want to make this mojito pitcher recipe ahead of time, you can let the pitcher of mojitos sit in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Just give it a good stir before serving.
When you’re ready to serve, stir in club soda and pour into glasses of ice. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and slices of lime, and you’re ready to go!
This mojito recipe pairs perfectly with tortilla chips and salsa, guacamole, pico de gallo, Mexican corn dip, or my favorite queso recipe. Serve it alongside baked chicken tacos or birria tacos to take taco night to the next level, or enjoy it with a Cuban classic, like mojo chicken.
Made a pitcher for a summer family birthday- EVERYONE loved these! Thank you so much.
So glad you enjoyed it!
Bartended a wedding this past weekend. Used this recipe and idea for the Mojitos. Premixed in mason jars. Poured mason jars into pitcher and added club soda. Was an absolute HIT!!!! Easy for me, tasty and ENJOYED by all. Spectacular!!!
Sounds like a great time!
We made 100 of these for a party and followed the adjusted recipe exactly. We premade and mixed everything 3 days before except the club soda, which we added right before serving. They were wonderful. I love the glasses pictured in you recipe and have been unsuccessfully searching for them. Do you have any idea where I can purchases them?
Thanks for sharing your success, Carol! I wish I could remember where I found them, but I cannot!
Target! My mom has them :)
I have been “researching” (tough job, I know) for about 10 years and this one is perfect. I especially love that you can get this prepped several days ahead of your gathering and pull it out a few minutes ahead of guests arriving. The sweetness level isn’t too much, which is usually my complaint with mojito recipes. Yes, there are a lot of ads, but kudos to you for finding a way to share your recipes and make a living!
Happy to hear you’ve finally found “the one”!
It looks so refreshing! Can you double the recipe and put in 2 pitchers?
I don’t see why not!
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I would like to use this recipe for a large party including kids. Would this work without the rum, letting the adults add their own rum and kids getting in on the fun, “rum” free?
Add some lemon-lime type soda!
Love the recipe! I have the same question! My party is on Sunday and I wanted to make this ahead of time for about 30 people including kids. If I take the rum out, should I just replace it with lemon lime sprite in the same quantity as the rum? I was planning on using the sprite instead of the club soda though so was just thinking to eliminate the rum all together? Would it make a difference in the sweetness? Thank you!!
I think you could just replace the rum with more soda!
What’s the size of this pitcher? Can’t wait to try it!
It’s your average size pitcher. This will make about 1.5 liters!
Didn’t have quite enough limes for a double batch, so used one big Meyer Lemon and was still short a few. But my limes were juicy and my mint grows luxuriously and the pitcher of Mojitos was a big hit at our party. I have an old seltzer bottle so it makes it even more fun to add the fizzy water at a party. You can buy vintage seltzer bottles cheaply on ebay and the CO2 cartridges on Amazon.
Oh what a fun idea!! I’ll have to try that!
Thought I wud try the Mojitos recipe with Cuban rum from my fiancé- I just so happened to say ‘yes’ to spending a life with my Cuban delight- The recipe is divine!